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Mary Petrone

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Mary Petrone


Mary is a PhD candidate in the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases. Her research primarily focuses on investigating the genomic epidemiology of emerging RNA viruses, including the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, using a combination of wet lab and computational methods. She is also involved in the development of novel saliva-based diagnostic assays for respiratory pathogens. Before coming to Yale, Mary received a two year Post-Baccalaureate Research Training Award through the National Institutes of Health, where she worked in Dr. Anthony Fauci's laboratory and studied the efficacy of experimental functional cures for HIV.

Education & Training

  • MPhil
    Yale School of Public Health (2021)
  • BS
    Georgetown University, Biology (2015)